Travel Brilliantly

I’ve spent the better part of my professional life attending seminars, events and lectures. After a while, they all start to fuse together and I’m suddenly left with a mindless void of “meetings madness”. Over the last year or so, I’ve noticed a trend in party planners rolling up their sleeves and performing modern magic on the traditional event space. When Marriott Hotels invited me down to Atlanta to co-create a networking event using my style know-how, I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up!

Click through the slideshow above to see the full travel diary!

Along with the Marriott team and my three blogger colleagues (Jaclyn, Courtney and Tamara), we created our own meeting magic. Our challenge was to ideate Marriott Hotels’ Meetings Imagined slogan “Travel Brilliantly” into visual (and edible) perfection. Nature-inspired cuisine and travel-themed cocktails transported guests to another place without actually having them leave the building while comfortable furniture and intimate seating arrangements jumpstarted conversations. We wanted to show that Marriott Hotels continues to be a hotel industry leader by providing meeting innovations for the next generation traveler – and we succeeded!

If you want to see more of what we did in Atlanta or learn expert tips and tricks for creating your own wow-worthy meeting, jet on over to Meetings Imagined to be inspired by the possibilities. You can also head over to Marriott Hotels’ Travel Brilliantly website and follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with #TravelBrilliantly.

How do you travel brilliantly? Let me know in the comments!

Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.